Front row seats to the Fourth Annual International Pillow Fight in NYC: Things get really good at 1:05. It may look like people are just gently waving their pillows in the air, but take it from Jess’s on-the-ground video: it’s a pretty intense scene down there.
The Knewton Blog
Posts by Chris Black
Nathan Lasche (@nlasche) and Jessie Shabin (@jshabin) are at SXSW this year (2012)… Go say hi! Pete, Ashley, Brian, and Dave Cascino are heading to the NYC Startup Meetup at South by Southwest, a sweet event that’s bringing together all kinds of folks from the NY tech scene. Ashley’s presenting on Knewton and the adaptive learning software she’s been working on.
This post comes to us from our friends at Clear Admit. For more b-school admissions advice, check out their blog. For all you “early birds” who are planning to apply to business school this fall, we wanted to offer a few tips on managing your time as it relates to the GMAT exam. Because this is an important element for many applicants in determining at which schools they will be competitive, it’s best to prep intensively and… Read more
Last Friday was Knewton’s first Hack Day of the year, and the ideas were flying. Ideas — and sawdust. On Hack Day, Knewton team members take a 24-hour break from regularly scheduled workday programming so they can dive into any projects they’ve been itching to develop. The result? New features that students have requested, tons of product possibilities, and, if we’re lucky, a beautifully organized kitchen (see below for a peek at the projects). We… Read more
As Andy wrote about a while back, business schools post a lot of amazing resources online for aspiring MBAs to learn about their offerings. Harvard Business School has some great videos on its Youtube channel that walk students through the HBS approach to an MBA education. This video, “Inside the HBS Case Method,” explains one of the central tenets of the Harvard b-school curriculum: structuring classes around actual case studies from the business world. The goal… Read more
A while back our Tech and Academic teams released a big upgrade to our GMAT course content. Check out this video as Sean, one of our GMAT Content Developers, walks through some of the new features — and some of the old ones that got a boost. The highlights: An “On the GMAT” section so you can see how each concept will appear on test day “700+ Tips” for applying concepts on the toughest GMAT… Read more
We’ve been getting a lot of questions ever since our GMAT Choose Your Own Adventure video went up. Well, one question, really: How can I make one for my students? Answer: It’s easy! Youtube has a great tool called Spotlight that lets you make any video interactive. It’s really handy for lessons and quizzes. Essentially, you can ask students a question — or a series of questions — and when they answer show them a… Read more
Critical Reasoning questions compose a little less than one third of all the questions on the verbal section of the GMAT. Each CR question requires test-takers to analyze and/or identify certain parts of a specific argument – a vital skill not only for a high GMAT score, but also for success in business school (and business!) We’ve put together a list of 5 concrete tips to help you master the Critical Reasoning section of the… Read more
This “GMAT How To” was written by Jonathan Bethune, one of our excellent GMAT Content Developers. Stay tuned for our next how-to video next week! Everyone knows that preparing for the GMAT takes practice — a lot of practice. But GMAT problems and practice tests aren’t the only things you need to get ready. Check out this how-to video for five strategies that will help you sharpen your CR and RC skills — even in everyday life…. Read more
We’re getting closer and closer to the launch of our SAT prep course. In the meantime, here’s a real-life tip: You have to learn SAT vocab words, but you don’t have to use them.